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Mei Lin Khong

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Shook Lin & Bok

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Corporate, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Commercial & Conveyancing, Loan & Debt Restructuring


Mei Lin is a senior partner of the firm and heads the Loan & Debt Restructuring department. She has over 25 years of experience in the areas of banking, debt restructuring, corporate, real estate and commercial transactions. Her experience in banking covers a broad range of banking transactions including bilateral and syndicated loans, club deals, security sharing arrangements, infrastructure and project financing, ship financing, off-shore and cross border loan transactions. She also advises and acts for banks, bondholders, trustees, agent banks in complex debt restructurings, formal schemes of arrangement under Section 176 of the Companies Act 1965, debt restructuring schemes under the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia (CDRC) and work-outs under Special Administrators appointed pursuant to the Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad Act 1998. Mei Lin has extensive experience in acting for buyers and sellers of non-performing loans (NPLs) and has been involved in all aspects of the transaction from both the buyer's and the seller's perspective including the due diligence and bidding process, advising and structuring the special purpose vehicle to acquire the NPLs, drafting and reviewing the sale and purchase agreement, regulatory compliance, vesting and transfer of the NPLs and post-acquisition work. She regularly advises and acts in sale and purchase transactions involving shares of companies, office and commercial buildings, data centre, development land, industrial buildings and residential properties, joint venture development projects, receivership and liquidator sales and sales by public auctions and open tenders.


Mei Lin completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course in 1988 and gained admission to the Supreme Court of South Australia in the same year. Thereafter, she practised for a short period in Adelaide before returning to Malaysia in the following year. Mei Lin was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1989 and joined the firm in the same year as an associate. She became a partner in 1996.


Mei Lin’s team of lawyers, as with Shook Lin & Bok as a firm is equipped to address any queries in a multiple languages including English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil


Member of the Malaysian Bar.


Mei Lin graduated with an LL.B. (Hons) degree from the University of Adelaide in 1987. In 1988 she completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course and gained admission to the Supreme Court of South Australia in the same year.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Known for its ‘practical and pertinent advice’, Shook Lin & Bok’s banking and finance practice is renowned for its work on a broad spectrum of banking-and-finance-related matters including in the construction, real estate, industrial engineering and utilities sectors. Jalalullail Othman heads the 15-strong practice after Lai Wing Yong’s retirement. Khong Mei Lin, an expert in loan and debt restructuring, is also a key figure together with Ng King Hoe, who is well-versed in corporate, banking and real estate related matters. The firm advised Bank Kerjasama Rakyat on the issuance of subordinated sukuk notes by Mumtaz Rakyat Sukuk (an SPV) for the sum of RM5bn.

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Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

Shook Lin & Bok’s Islamic finance practice, led by Jalalullail Othman, assisted Mumtaz Sukuk Murabahah (a Bank Rakyat SPV) with the launch of its maiden Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated sukuk programme of up to RM5bn. It also advised a major Malaysian Islamic financial institution on the issuance of a subordinated Islamic MTN programme value at RM10bn. Deputy Head Khong Mei Lin is also a key member of the practice.

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